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Learn by YouthREX

A free professional development platform for Ontario's youth sector. 

Welcome to Learn & Connect

We wanted to make professional development opportunities more accessible for everyone interested in supporting Ontario's Youth Sector. That's why we created Learn + Connect, a space for you to access certificates programs, workshops, webinars and much more!

Let's keep connecting, growing and learning, access these free tools so you can apply them to your everyday practice. Let's get started!

We know that learning isn't static and because of this, the content we offer is diverse and responsive to current times. 

Our programs appeal to a range of different learning styles, so you have multiple ways of engaging with the content.

Connect with peers to learn, share ideas and experiences, and apply new skills to your everyday practices.

Our commitment is to creating valuable learning content that is accessible to all, so we can continue making a positive impact on the youth. 

Certificate Programs

Our multi-model comprehensive certificates build the knowledge and skills of youth-serving organization in critical youth work and evaluation so they can improve youth wellbeing. 


Our workshops build evaluation
and critical youth work capacity:
face-to-face, live online, and self-paced. 


Interactive online conversations featuring youth workers, young people and researchers.

Knowledge to Action Exchange

Our Knowledge to Action (KtA) Exchange provides opportunities for people across the sector to share their work, discuss key issues, and build relationships with other stakeholders from across Ontario.

What's new at Learn by YouthREX

Centering Black Youth Wellbeing: A Certificate on Combatting Anti-Black Racism

This Online Certificate provides the Ontario youth sector with the foundational knowledge to cultivate practices, policies and alliances that challenge, disrupt and combat systematic anti-Black racism.

Cannabis and Youth: A Certifciate for Youth Workers

This free certificate provides youth workers with the knowledge and the tools they need to support informed decision-making, and to educate and increase awareness among young people.

Cannabis and Mental Health

Cannabis and Mental Health is a comprehensive suite of online resources created by youth, for youth, on the mental health impacts of cannabis, at the individual, community, and societal levels. Register for this 90-minute course!

Design Workshop: How to Tell a Story with Data Visualization

Learn how to visualize your data so your stakeholders can easily understand it and retain the information, using principles of accessibility, simplicity and emphasis. 

Introduction to Evaluation

This workshop includes two live recorded webinars designed to provide a foundational knowledge of Evaluation for youth programs. 

Workshop: Logic Modelling for Intentional Program

Explore how Logic Models can be used to support program design, planning, and evaluation of youth programs.

Virtual Café

Keep the conversation going and connect with others in the Community of Practice on our virtual café. Share your reflections, questions and strategies. We can't wait to hear from you!

Knowledge Hub

Keep learning! From COVID-19 to supporting Black youth, we have a wide collection of resources to help you on your learning journey. Browse our list of 1,800+ resources available on the Knowledge Hub. 

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